The Brillantina Project

At Risk


All prospects here—
love & otherwise—were
meant to offset
the lingering
threats of danger.

Where every spot
counted: from the bar to the dance
floor, from the restroom to the
stage. Release always reveals
corporeal convergence.

When the everyday is not
a guarantee, nighttime
is the occasion for
boundless potential.

Richard T. Rodríguez

Richard T. Rodríguez teaches at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of the book Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics (Duke University Press, 2009).